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New York's new World Trade Center opens for business today

Publisher Condé Nast moves in to the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center in New York City on Monday, officially reopening the complex destroyed 13 years ago in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Initially, only 170 or so of the company's 3,400 employees are moving into the building, Condé Nast tells The Associated Press, but another 3,000 will transfer over in early 2015.

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One World Trade Center is about 60 percent leased, with other tenants including ad firm Kids Creative, stadium operator Legends Hospitality, and the U.S. General Services Administration.

With the 104-story building finished, "the New York City skyline is whole again," says Patrick Foye, executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. "The opening of this iconic building is a major milestone in the transformation of Lower Manhattan into a thriving 24/7 neighborhood." And that's not hyperbole: Some 60,000 people live in New York's financial district now, or about three times the number before 9/11.